Autoimmune Disease Survivor
Chair Yoga Instructor for Seniors & for People Challenged with Disabilities
Health & Wellness Advisor
Director – Yogic-Tools
When a chronic critical illness strikes, the effects on a person’s life are not just physical, but emotional, mental, spiritual and energetic, as well. Chronic and critical illnesses bring profound challenges into a person’s world. However, they also offer the opportunity for deep, personal transformation.
Guruatma also specializes in Chair Yoga and has designed her classes to empower, invigorate and support the experience that truly !! ANY BODY CAN DO YOGA !! more about chair yoga
The 3ho organization asked the community to voice who their favorite teachers are – Guruatma is right on top! click for more
Guruatma’s Chair Yoga Classes were well attended at the
“I wish I could bring …(Guruatma) home in my purse.” ~HLA participant
anyBODY can do yoga!
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TV Interview: Guruatma talked with Ana Calvo in a ‘No Barriers’ TV Interview on the topic of Adaptive Exercise on HCCTV (aired Feb 2014-watch the video!). Guruatma talked with Ana about yoga and its benefits, how she believes if you’re breathing you can do yoga and described how….AnyBODY can do Yoga! Guruatma demonstrated how yogic exercises can be modified for people with a disability and answered questions about her own journey. She also shared about her Chair Yoga Class in Houston and her upcoming book Chronic & Critical Illness, Healing from the inside out. WATCH THE VIDEO! : Ana Calvo with Guruatma K Khalsa – HCC ‘No Barriers’ TV Program Interview 1-27-14
What does YOGIC mean?: YOGA means going beyond that which limits you, exploring and EXPERIENCING infinite options. “The ultimate goal in all forms of yoga, though yoga is not a religion, is to unite one with their real purpose in life.” John Coon
Intro to Guruatma’s Blog: Through my blog, i am sharing my 60 years of experience, and the tools for self-management which lifted me out of this seemingly-hopeless ‘jungle of my own‘. As a child, i was plagued by serious environmental allergies and herpes simplex (terrible canker sores). by the time i got to college, the first manifestation of the very rare disease i am challenged by, Relapsing Polychondritis, ate the nose off my face! – my body attacks its own cartilage … read more
Most Recent Guest Blog Post : “…a pool of solutions and suggestions…” for hospitalization during the recovery process in a critical illness : Hana B I enjoy the freedom of walking freely on this earth. It was not so four years ago, when I had a devastating accident in which a truck hit me on the driver’s side of my own truck, breaking my hip, pelvis and femur and in five places.… read more
Most Recent Blog Post from Guruatma: Cochlear Implant Support Group Jumps me over 2 Hurdles YEAH YEAH YEAH for … read more
More about The Six Stages of Healing :
In Guruatma’s program, each stage is shared as an embodiment of guiding wisdom and positive affirmation to help face a particular aspect of the journey through chronic and critical illness. Not everyone will experience all of these stages, nor walk them in a particular order, but each one offers hard-won pearls of wisdom from Guruatma’s own personal story.
With each Stage of Healing, Guruatma offers realistic advice, practical resources and yogic tools to help you develop the skills to manage and cope with the issues at hand. These resources and tools will help guide and support the journey of your body, mind and soul through chronic and critical illness Work directly with Guruatma
Her 2013 presentation was:
Moving Through The Medical System: how to get what you need from the doctor’s office
When you are challenged with a chronic or critical illness, it becomes your job to take care of yourself. Part of that self care is learning how to get the most out of your doctor appointments. Guruatma Khalsa has spent much of her adult life dealing with a rare and severe autoimmune disease. She shares tools she has developed over the years to become the best manager of her own health care. In addition, she gives insights and tips about how to respectfully and effectively interact with your doctors and nurses, medical personnel and the office staff. Whether you are an occasional visitor to the doctor or have ongoing medical issues, Guruatma offers a valuable and empowering perspective.
Coming soon : Guruatma’s New Book!
CHRONIC & CRITICAL ILLNESS
Healing from the Inside Out
Guruatma tells the inspiring story of battling it out for 37 years
with a very rare and relapsing autoimmune disease,
and the path she followed to find her true Self and attain physical recovery,
happiness and peace within.